Olajide Osoba, Abeokuta

A truck on Thursday crushed a 9year -Old boy to death. Leaving other five people injured at Ijaye, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Gateway times gathered that the truck with number with registration number of LND- 754XV lost control and rammed into a building in the area of the State.

According to the report, the 9 year old boy was sleeping when the incident occurred.

Our correspondent furthered gathered that there were eight occupants in the building, comprising of one female adult, three female children, two male children and two male adults, when the incident happened.

Public Relations Officer, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, told our correspomdent that the incident occurred around 3:46am on Ijaye-Iyana Mortuary.

”The driver of the truck took to his heels immediately after the accident, stating that the accident was caused by over speeding and loss of control of the truck with registration number”

“I learnt the truck was coming from the Iyana-Mortuary axis inbound Itoku when it suddenly lost control due to over speeding, crossed the culvert and rammed into the shops and the house behind it.The little child who lost his life in the accident was around nine years old and he has been taken to Ijaiye General Hospital mortuary,” he said

”The injured victims have been taken to the General Hospital, Ijaye, Abeokuta, for further treatment” he concluded

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